"...In the end, people either have excuses or experiences; reasons or results; buts or
brilliance. They either have what they wanted or they have a detailed list of all the rational reasons why not."

~ Anonymous
(taken from Matt Erbele's, It Takes Time to Get Good)

Monday, July 28, 2008

Whoa! She left the house!

Finally I felt like I could get out and try a run. I ran 5 miles today. I felt good. There was a little vertigo if I looked around too much, but overall I felt really good. Really good, but pretty slow.

I am okay with being slow at Barb's Race this weekend. I just hope I haven't lost too much endurance. I have trained very hard since March, harder than I have ever trained, but this month because of my trip to Africa and then the illness, I have only been able to train 6 days out of 29. I don't think that is what they had in mind when they talk about taper.

TOTALLY AWESOME NEWS BULLETIN

This coming weekend I get to meet:

1. My super cool blogger buddy Willie!

2. My absolute hero, Iron "GeekGirl" Misty

3. Her lovely, and WAY hardcore husband S. Baboo

PLUS, I get to hang out with my bestest friends in the world my Run Buddy and my LA Run Buddy!

Come on! No matter what happens during Barb's Race, this weekend is going to ROCK!

9 comments:

carsonsunflower said...

You will rock it and you know it! Slow is the new fast, don't ya know?!

Running Knitter said...

Glad to hear you are back out there again. :)

Lindy said...

You're gonna do great! That hard work is gonna pay off!

ShirleyPerly said...

WOOHOO!!! Look out world, cuz RBR is back. Great to hear you're up and about. Things will only get better from here, I'm sure. Have fun at Barbs!

Steve Stenzel said...

What do you mean? That sounds like a good taper to me...

;)

Good luck this weekend!

Formulaic said...

Sounds like you'll be fresh and ready.

Don't worry about the lack of training. You've put in a lot of work.

Enjoy the race and enjoy the area (I hear it's BEAUTiful)

Stef said...

Oh heck YEAH.

Cannot WAIT to read about your adventures this weekend!!

On your way to Half Iron!!

AKA Alice said...

It takes weeks to loose endurance. You'll probably have your BEST TIME EVAH!

Have fun!

JenZen said...

Glad to hear you're feeling better! You're gonna smoke it! You've put in all the ground work and it'll pay off.